Marina Hatsopoulos is a writer and entrepreneur.

Writing

The Way Out (personal essay)

To be published this summer by Antioch Review (2018)


Road out of Damascus (short story)

Finalist, Jack Dyer Fiction Prize

Honorable Mention, Glimmer Train Short Story Award for new writers

Published by Crab Orchard Review (Vol. 22) (2018)


Parisian Kisses (personal essay)

Published by HCE Review (Vol. II, Issue II) (2018) 

 

Shisha (short story)

Winner, Tethered by Letters’ Short Story Contest

Finalist in PNWA Literary Contest 

Published in F(r)iction #7 (2017)


Fingerprint (short story)

Runner-up, Prole Books' Prolitzer Prose Competition

Published in Prole21 (2016)


Rejection (personal essay)

Published in Poetry and Business (2016)


Commencement Speech at American College of Thessaloniki (2016)


Greece’s Fledgling Tech Scene (article)

Published in Huffington Post Blog (2016)


The Pivot (short story)

Honorable Mention, Glimmer Train Short Story Award for new writers (2015)


Iron Dome (short story)

Top 25 (of over a thousand entries), Glimmer Train Short Story Award for new writers

Editor's Pick, 2015 Northern Colorado Writers Contest

Published in Pooled Ink: 2015 NCW Contest Winners (2015)


Business

Marina Hatsopoulos was Founding CEO of Z Corporation, an early market leader in 3D printing. The Company was the winner of the "New England Technology Fast 50" for 2001, a ranking of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the region, and was listed in the Inc 500 ranking of the nation’s 500 fastest-growing private companies by Inc Magazine. She is currently Chair of the Board of Levitronix Technologies, the worldwide leader in magnetically-levitated bearingless motor technology and Founding Advisor of Inkbit, an MIT startup. She is on the Advisory Board of the Nantucket [technology] Conference, and MIT Enterprise Forum Greece, as well as two acceleration programs in Greece: the EGG and OK!Thess. She is an investor in Codebender and RTsafe, based in Greece, and C2Sense, based in Cambridge, MA. 


She was a Director and investor in Cynosure, a $400 million leader in the laser aesthetics market which was sold to Hologic for $1.65B in 2017. She was a Director and investor in Dear Kate, which makes performance apparel, and Tea Forte, a luxury tea brand which was sold to Sara Lee. She served as Director of the GSI Group, a $300 million supplier of laser-based advanced manufacturing systems for the global semiconductor and industrial markets. She was a Director of Contex Holding, a $100 million leading manufacturer of large-format scanners and software. As Chair of the Committee on Finance and Investment of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), she oversaw the budgets and investments of this 120,000-member organization. 


She serves on the Board of The Bridge Boston Charter School and has served on the Board of The Buckingham Browne & Nichols School. Ms. Hatsopoulos graduated with a B.A. in Pure Mathematics and a B.A. in Music from Brown University in 1987 (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, Mathematics Prize, and Faculty Fellowship). She received her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 1993 (Sigma Xi). 


Business Press/Awards/Publications

Ms. Hatsopoulos was honored with Mass. High Tech’s 2001 All-Star Award for Hardware. She and Z Corp. have been profiled in Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Boston Business Journal, The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine and Technology Review. She has published articles in Design News and Time Compression Technologies, and contributed a chapter, titled “Product Differentiation from Technology,” to Jumpstart: Launching Your Business Venture, Profitably and Successfully (Aspatore, 2003).